27 Mar 2020

Ford V6 diesel turbo could power next-gen VW Amarok

Ford and VW’s new partnership will bring many efficiencies to production, including the sharing of drivetrains. FORD AND Volkswagen have already confirmed they are working together to produce the next-generation Volkswagen Amarok and Ford Ranger, and it leads to some interesting questions as to who will supply what in the

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Mitsubishi Pajero 2021 return australia
27 Mar 2020

Mitsubishi Pajero could return as a four-pot hybrid

A loose report from Japan suggests the Mitsubishi Pajero is in fact not dead. WE’RE ALREADY hearing that the new Toyota LandCruiser will be powered by a four-cylinder diesel from the Prado, and now, apparently, Mitsubishi will revive its Pajero challenger with a four-cylinder petrol hybrid drivetrain. Next-generation four-wheel drive

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23 Mar 2020

Why 4×4 ground clearance isn’t the same for all vehicles

Ground clearance is a fundamental measurement for 4x4s, but it’s not always what you think and the message from car makers can be confusing.

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Ford Bronco full size leak
10 Mar 2020

Full-size Ford Bronco image leak

It seems there’s a leaky ship at Ford, with images of the full-size Bronco leaking just after the Ford Bronco Sport. NOT LONG after we reported leaked images of the baby, soft-roading Ford Bronco Sport, an image of the full-size Ford Bronco landed in our inbox. This time, the alleged

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Ford Bronco Sport image leak
10 Mar 2020

Ford Bronco Sport image leak

The baby to the Bronco, the Bronco Sport will bring a softer, more affordable throwback to Ford’s iconic offroader. IMAGES OF Ford’s upcoming Bronco Sport have leaked on to the internet ahead of the blue oval’s official launch. Showing what looks like a production-ready version of the new SUV, the

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Jeep Gladiator Australia 2020
04 Mar 2020

2020 Jeep Gladiator price matches Ford Ranger Raptor

Australia’s only open-air ute will arrive soon and pricing for the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon starts square at its rival the Ford Ranger Raptor.  JEEP’S ALL-NEW Gladiator ute is almost in Australia and will be priced from $75,490 plus on-road costs. The first Gladiator since 1963, the new dual-cab ute which

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28 Feb 2020

How to self-recover your 4×4 when bogged

Getting stuck while driving off-road when you’ve got mates around isn’t such a big deal. Here’s how to self-recover your 4×4 when bogged.

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Australia's Land Rover DEfender 90
27 Feb 2020

Land Rover’s new 297kW Defender 90 in Australia this year

Small and mighty, the Land Rover 90 SWB will hit Australian shores soon, packing a lot of grunt and features. LAND ROVER will introduce its shorter Defender 90 in next-generation guise later this year as the little brother to the 110. Arriving in October in P400 First Edition trim, it

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haval H9 great Walla Steed desert simpson australia
04 Feb 2020

How to drive across the Simpson Desert in Chinese 4WDs

We drove across the Simpson Desert in two Chinese four-wheel drives. The seven-part series is complete and this is everything you need to know about it.

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Lexus RX four-wheel driving Overland
22 Jan 2020

Lexus goes off-roading with GX Overland

Though it’s usually reserved as the ultimate Toorak Tractor, the Lexus GX looks completely capable of going far off-road with this Overland concept.

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Jeep Gladiator Australia review 80%
15 Jan 2020

2020 Jeep Gladiator Review

Jeep Gladiator review with price, specs, performance, ride and handling, interior, ownership, and independent car expert verdict and score.

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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
09 Jan 2020

New-look Mitsubishi Pajero Sport from $45,990 driveaway

New tech, nicer interior bits and driveaway pricing deals underpin the 2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.

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Toyota Hilux Tonka like GR
08 Jan 2020

Toyota trademarks Hilux GR in Australia

Toyota has filed an all-new name for its Hilux that would be attached to the highest performance model in the lineup.

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Suzuki Jimny Bronco kit
08 Jan 2020

How to turn the new Suzuki Jimny into a Ford Bronco

The Suzuki Jimny is capable of doing a lot of things, including dressing up as a vintage Ford Bronco.

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Isuzu launches i-venture club for 4x4 training
06 Jan 2020

Setting up for off-roading with your 4×4

You may have the best 4×4 in the world, but without some extra gear you won’t get far. Here’s what you need to know to go off-roading with your 4×4.

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